piscator34 (1888) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sample. Almost black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of cocoa powder, milk chocolate, and sweetish pale malts. Flavors are a blend of sweet chocolate, espresso, chalk and bready malts. Medium bodied with a clean finish. A very well executed stout.
cards04 (1456) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAR 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours Black with tan head. Aromas are nice caramel and chocolate. Nice chocolate and caramel flavours too. Love the silky mouthfeel. Great stuff.
Narnad (1416) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a deep black color with the perfect tan head with a good 1/4 inch, dense head. Aroma has a very fresh chocolate and light coffee nose with a deep roasted presence and some mild crisp yeasty notes. Flavor has a deep roasted malt note balanced by a smooth, chocolate that is not overly sweet. A good earthy hops presences is there to add a little extra bitterness to the roasted coffee bitterness thatís present. Body is prefect! Low carbonation, modest body with a light dryness really gives the perfect stout palate. Overall one of the best stouts on the market and a perfect representation of whatís to expect in the style.
Ernesto987 (3358) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 19, 2014 12 oz bottle, huge richness and roastyness for a little bottle that comes in a 12 . Very well made, clean and roch body tons of flavor for a low abv, balanced finish.
gringo332 (516) - Richardson, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is mostly oat with a tiny bit of chocolate. Taste follows suit and adds a light smokey note. Medium mouthfeel and carb. Tasty.
PhilJackson80 (253) - Oklahoma, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a medium black dark brown color with a thin tan head. The aroma has roasted malt, coffee & some chocolate. The Taste is very smooth with a rich coffee espresso flavor with nice toasted hints to it. Overall a very good Stout.
Mep3222 (313) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasted malt aroma. Taste is roasted malt, maybe slight coffee and cocoa. Full flavored and a very enjoyable stout. Not sweet or boozy, just full flavored maltyness with some coffee flavors. Real nice stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Pterodiacetyl (31) - California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Look up "Velvet Merlin" on Urban Dictionary. You thought a Cleveland steamer was was bad....
AdamJackson (2099) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Light brown, black. Light head. Nose is slight bitterness very yeasty, with roasted Chocolate undertones. Nice taste. You donít really taste the abv at all. Roasted chocolate, coffee is faint. Solid mouthfeel. Itís an okay stout
EvanFriend (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tastes of bitter chocolate and some coffee hints. Mouthfeel is more watery than Iíd like. Nothing really special here.